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Artist Michelle Larsen
Ogden, Utah USA
The stories and cultural symbols associated with individual objects is not what my work is about. I am more interested in the interactions between the objects I choose and how the simple pairing of two unrelated objects can elicit a range of responses from the viewer. It is compelling to me when someone can feel disgusted by an object that they normally find pleasurable because of the context I’ve placed it in. My goal is to both attract and repulse the viewer. I am interested in the attraction we have to objects based on biological and social needs and how the consumer based market manipulates us into consumption based on those needs. My paintings depict repulsive interactions between objects and overwhelmingly large quantities to reflect the waste, excess, and frivolity created by the consumerist cycle.
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